Are you aware that Nebraska and Maine are the only two states that split their Electoral College votes by Congressional District? All other states employ a winner-take-all format. The Douglas County Democratic Party, in partnership with the Sarpy County Democratic Party, has set the stage to make history right here in Nebraska by working to win the Electoral College vote from the 2nd Congressional District for Senator Obama.
According to the Douglas County Election Commission, as of October 1, 2008 there are 119,858 registered Democrats and 121,664 Republicans, a difference of only 1806.
Douglas County makes up approximately 90% of the 2nd Congressional District in Nebraska.
On May 1, 2007, the Douglas County Democratic Party (DCDP) kicked off its "Vote Omaha" Project and the dividends are very apparent. The goal of this project was to register 10,000 new Democrats in Douglas County before the May 2008 Primary and then to turn the project from voter registration to voter turnout.
DCDP took full advantage of the 2008 Nebraska Democratic Caucus and from May 2007 through the Caucuses, 8,494 Democrats were added to the Democratic Party rolls.
DCDP’s Vote Omaha Project reached its 10,000th new Democrat on March 13, 2008.
In total, DCDP has added 17,721 voters to the Democratic Party since May 2007.
"The DCDP has worked very hard and created many partnerships to ensure success of the "Vote Omaha" Project"
Kris J. Pierce, Executive Director of the Douglas County Democratic Party.
"We have had tremendous success and have taken advantage of both the 2008 Caucus and the "Obama Effect" here in Douglas County to increase the number of voters that have the power to change America and Nebraska for the better".
"With these new numbers, we predict that the Democratic Party will exceed the Republican Party rolls by at least 2000 voters by Election Day and success in the 2nd Congressional District for Senator Barack Obama and Jim Esch."
Douglas County Democrats have created the 1000 in 30 CAMPAIGN to take advantage of the "Obama Effect" and get as many of the 87 Democrats running in this election cycle elected.
Obama just opened a 2nd CAMPAIGN OFFICE in Douglas County.
This election will be historic and will start making the SEA OF RED turn a little BLUE.